A Pumping Station is made up of a large tank, known as a wet well, that acts as the receiver for sewage from a building or a group of buildings. Sewage from individual houses flows into the wet well.
The sewage will then sit in the well until it reaches a predetermined level. Once it reaches this level, a pump will kick in to pressurize the sewage so that it will travel out of the wet well, uphill, to a point where it enters the main sewer, or that it can then travel into the main sewer using gravity.
The main purpose of a water pumping system is to move water from one area to another. They are often applied to construction sites as a form of water extraction, assisting in the removal of water when excavating, at sewage plants, in flooded areas or when dealing with water wells and oil wells.
Learn more about Shreveport’s pump stations at cleanwatershreveport.com